BMW has taken the covers off the new 2 Series Coupé, which will arrive in the UK in March 2014.
The car effectively replaces the 1 Series Coupé, and will be launched with a choice of two petrol and one diesel engine.
The 2 Series is longer and lower than the 1 Series Coupé, with a wider track, longer wheelbase and significantly increased body width improve cabin space and are said to ensure better driving dynamics.
Following the three engines at launch will be a 218d (with prices starting at £24,265) and a 225d.
As well as essentials, a Bluetooth hands-free mobile phone system with a USB socket, DAB radio, BMW Emergency Call, multi-function leather steering wheel and rain-sensing wipers are also fitted as standard.
Over and above the extensive kit of the SE trim, which also includes rear parking sensors, auto-dimming rear-view mirror and 17-inch alloy wheels, the Sport equipment grade level adds sports seats and black high-gloss interior trim, as well as 17-inch alloy wheels. Modern adds part leather upholstery, Dark Pearl interior trim and an unique 17-inch alloy wheel design.
Also available from launch is the M Sport. This model combines bespoke M Sport Suspension (including a 10mm drop in ride height and 18-inch M Sport light-alloy wheels in double-spoke design), M aerodynamic bodystyling and High-gloss Shadowline exterior trim.
In addition M aluminium door sill strips, front sports seats, Aluminium Hexagon interior trim, M Sport leather steering wheel and cloth-alcantara upholstery underline the 2 Series Coupé’s sporting nature from the inside. Estoril Blue metallic paint can also be specified with the M Sport trim level.
Among the items on the options list are electrically adjustable and heated seats, Xenon headlights, an electrically operated glass sunroof and Comfort Access.
|Torque (lb-ft)||0-62mph (sec)||Fuel economy (mpg)||CO2 (g/km)|
|220i SE||£25,040||184||199||7.0||44.8 (47.1)||148 (139)|
|220d SE||£25,865||184||280||7.2 (7.1)||58.9 (64.2)||125 (117)|
|M235i||£34,250||306||332||5.0 (4.8)||34.9 (37.2)||189 (176)|